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Scholarly Activity

Selected Manuscripts by UTSW Residents

We have a proud track record of scholarly activity. In the last three years, our residents have published in notable journals – NEJM, JAMA, Circulation, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Cardiology, JAMA Oncology, Journal of General Internal Medicine, among others – in every sub-discipline of internal medicine.

We have provided an abridged list of publications by our residents (in bold) in just the last five years. This is meant to show the diversity of our output, and what one can achieve here. UT Southwestern ranks first among peer institutions in the ‘healthcare’ category on the Nature Index in 2018, which is a testament to the incredible pathology, exceptional faculty, and overall support for scholarly activity that exists here.

Allergy/ Immunology

Har D, Patel S, Khan DA. Outcomes of using omalizumab for more than 1 year in refractory chronic urticaria. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Aug;115(2):126-9.

Chen JR, Tarver SA, Alvarez KS, Tran T, Khan DA. A Proactive Approach to Penicillin Allergy Testing in Hospitalized Patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 May - Jun;5(3):686-693


Segar MW, Patel KV, Berry JD, Grodin JL, Pandey A. Generalizability and implications of the H2FPEF Score in a Cohort of Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Insights from the TOPCAT Trial. Circulation 2019;139:1851–1853

Harrington, J., Ayers, C., Berry, J., Omland, T., Pandey, A., Seliger, S., Ballantyne, C., Kulinski, J., deFilippi, C. and de Lemos, J. (2017). Sedentary Behavior and Subclinical Cardiac InjuryCirculation, 136(15), pp.1451-1453

Lew J, Sanghavi M, Ayers CR, McGuire DK, Omland T, Atzler D, Gore MO, Neeland I, Berry JD, Khera A, Rohatgi A, de Lemos JA. Sex-Based Differences in Cardiometabolic BiomarkersCirculation. 2017 Feb 7;135(6):544-555

Gupta A, Das SR, Pandey A. B-Blockers in Myocardial Infarction: Issues with Standard Admission Order SetsJAMA 2018;319(12):1269-70

Mehta A, Patel J, Al Rifai M, Ayers CR, Neeland IJ, Kanaya AM, Kandula N, Blaha MJ, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, Joshi PH. Inflammation and coronary artery calcification in South Asians: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) studyAtherosclerosis. 2018; 270;49-56


Warshauer JT, Lopez X, Gordillo R, Hicks J, Holland WL, Anuwe E, Blankfard MB, Sherer PE, Lingvay I.  Effect of pioglitazone on plasma ceramides in adults with metabolic syndromeDiabetes Metab Res Rev. 2015 May 10.

Mani P, Rohatgi A. Niacin therapy, HDL cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease: It the HDL hypothesis defunct?  Curr Atheroscler Rep 2015 Aug;17(8):521.

Gupta A, Arora N, Gruntmanis N. Unnecessary Thyroid Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Laboratory Thyroid Abnormalities. JAMA Intern Med. 2017; 177(12):1851-1852

Hendren NS, Panach K, Brown TJ, Peng L, Beg, MS, Weissler J, Mirfakhraee S. Pasireotide for the treatment of refractory hypoglycemia from malignant insulinoma. Clin Endo 2017 88(2)

Song P, Zechner C, Hernandez G, Canovas J, Xie Y, Sondhi V, Wagner M, Stadlbauer V, Horvath A, Leber Bm Hu MC, Moe, OW, Mangelsdorf DJ, Kliewer SA. The Hormone FGF21 Stimulates Water Drinking in Response to Ketogenic Diet and Alcohol. Cell Metab. 2018; 27(6):1338-47

Harrington JL, Rocha N, Patel KV, Verma S, McGuire DK. Should Metformin Remain First-Line Medical Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease? An Alternative Approach. Curr Diab Rep 2018 Jul 14;18(9):64

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Okwara C, Cangemi D; Images in Clinical Medicine: Achalasia with Megaesophagus. N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 17;373(25):e30.

Bangaru S, Thiele D, Sreenarasimhaiah J, Agrawal D. Severe Elevation of Liver Tests in Choledocholithiasis: An Uncommon Occurrence With Important Clinical Implications. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep;51(8):728-733.

Gupta A, Johnson DH, Agrawal D. Devolution and devaluation of fecal leukocyte testing: A 100-year history. JAMA Intern Med 2018;178(9):1155-1156

Tielleman T, Bujanda D, Cryer B. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2015 Jul;25(3):415-28

Tzartzeva, K., Obi, J., Rich, N., Parikh, N., Marrero, J., Yopp, A., Waljee, A. and Singal, A. (2018). Surveillance Imaging and Alpha Fetoprotein for Early Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients With Cirrhosis: A Meta-analysis. Gastroenterology, 154(6), pp.1706-1718.e1


Gavinski K, Carnahan R, Weckmann M, Validation of the delirium observation screening scale in a hospitalized older population. J Hosp Med. 2016 Jul;11(7):494-7. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2580. Epub 2016 Mar 11.

Makris UE, Weinreich MA, Fraenkel L, Han L, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. Restricting Back Pain and Subsequent Disability in Activities of Daily Living Among Community-Living Older Adults. J Aging Health. 2017 Sep 1:898264317721555

Hematology/ Oncology

Eule C, Gupta A, Nagalla S; JAMA Clinical Challenge: The Direct Antiglobulin Test for Evaluating Anemia. JAMA. 2018;320(24):2593–2594. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14317

Laccetti AL, Pruitt SL, Xuan L, Halm EA, Gerber DE.  Effect of Prior Cancer on Outcomes in Advanced Lung Cancer: Implications for Clinical Trial Eligibility and Accrual. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Feb 9; 107 (4).

Brown TJ, Brennan MC, Li M, Church EW, Brandmeir NJ, Rakszawski KL, Patel AS, Rizk EB, Suki D, Sawaya R, Glantz M. Association of the Extent of Resection With Survival in Glioblastoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 1;2(11):1460-1469

Arora N, Gupta A, Zhu H, Christie A, Meyer JJ, Khan SA, Bed MS. Race- and Sex-Based Disparities in the Therapy and Outcomes of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2017;15:998-1004; doi:10.6004/jnccn.2017.0135

Gupta A, Wolfe HR, West H. I Have Neutropenia-What do I need to know? JAMA Oncol. 2018 Aug 2

Woldu SL, Moore JA, Ci B, Freifeld Y, Clinton TN, Aydin AM, Nirmish S, Krabbe LM, Hutchinson RC, Amatruda JF, Sagalowsky A, Lotan Y, Arriaga Y, Margulis V, Xie Y, Bagrodia A. Practice Patterns and Impact of Postchemotherapy Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection on Testicular Cancer Outcomes. Eur Uro Onc 2018; 1(3):242-51

Infectious Diseases

Hendren N, Sukumar S, Glazer C; Vibrio vulnificus septic shock due to a contaminated tattoo. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 May 27;2017
This has been featured by multiple news outlets such as the CNN and BBC.  

Yek C, Gupta A, Mauskar M; JAMA Clinical Challenge: Fever and a pustular rash. JAMA. 2017 Feb 14;317(6):637-638

Keshvani N, Nijhawan A, Gupta A. Partner Therapy in Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med 2018;178(8):1108-1109

Townsend JL, Shanbhag S, Hancock J, Bowman K, Nijhawan AE. Histoplasmosis-Induced Hemophagocytic Syndrome: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 15;2(2):ofv055

Yek C, Massanella M, Peling T, Lednovich K, Nair SV, Worlock A, Vargas M, Gianella S, Ellis RJ, Strain MC, Busch MP, Nugent CT, Richman DD. Evaluation of the Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx Assay for HIV-1 RNA Quantitation in Different Biological Specimen Types. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Aug;55(8):2544-2553

Yek C, de la Flor C, Marshall J, Zoellner C, Thompson G, Quirk L, Mayorga C, Turner BJ, Singal AG, Jain MK. Effectiveness of direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C in difficult-to-treat patients in a safety-net health system: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Med 2017 Nov 20;15(1):204

Medical Education

Gavinski K, Covin YN, Longo PJ. Learning How to Build Illness Scripts. Acad Med. 2019 Feb;94(2):293


Lu CY, de Albuquerque Rocha N. Oxidative Stress and Metabolism: The NF-Erythroid 2 p45-Related Factor 2:Kelch-like ECH-Associated Protein 1 System and Regulatory T Lymphocytes in Ischemic AKI. Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Dec;26(12):2893-5

Chindy S, Joshi P, Khera A, Ayers CR, Hedayati SS, Rohatgi A. Impaired Renal Function on Cholesterol Efflux Capacity, HDL Particle Number, and Cardiovascular Events. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Aug 7;72(6):698-700. Doi: 10/1016/j.jacc.2018.05.043

Van Buren PN, Adams-Huet B, Nguyen M, Molina C, Toto RD. Potassium handling with dual renin-angiotensin system inhibition in diabetic nephropathy.  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Feb;9(2):295-301. doi: 10.2215/CJN.07460713.

Patient Safety

Gupta A, Yek C, Hendler RS; Phenytoin Toxicity. JAMA. 2017 Jun 20;317(23):2445-2446

Rho J, Hompesch C, Patel TAnother meaningful end point for nighttime intensivist coverage. Chest 2015;148(2):e66.

Palliative care

Smith L, Rhodes RL et al. Predictors of Placement of Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Orders among Breast, Lung, and Colon Cancer Patients in a Safety Net Hospital System. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. In press.

Rhodes RL, Tindall K, Xuan L, Paulk ME, Halm EA. Communication About Advance Directives and End-of-Life Care Options Among Internal Medicine Residents. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 May;32(3):262-8

Pulmonary and Critical Care

Le T, Gerber DE. ALK alterations and inhibition in lung cancer. Semin Cancer Biol. 2017 Feb;42:81-88

Schumacher RC, Nguyen OK, Desphande K, Makam AN. Evidence-Based Medicine and the American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guidelines. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Feb 18

Sumarsono A, Brown TJ, Atkin S, Clark J. A 57 year-old man with subacute progressive hemoptysis and fevers. CHEST 2018 In Press

Weinreich M, Nguyen OK, Wang D, Mayo H, Mortensen EM, Halm EA, Makam AN. Predicting the Risk of Readmission in Pneumonia. A Systematic Review of Model Performance. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep;13(9):1607-14

Quality Improvement

Shah UK, DiMura C, Agrawal D. When documentation supersedes patient communication: an example from an endoscopy unit. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun;175(6):884-5

Gupta A, Rahman A, Alvarez KS, Gard JW, Johnson DH, Agrawal D. Drug shortage leading to serendipitous adoption of high-value care practice. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Aug 1. pii: bmjqs-2017-007015

Gupta A, Brown TJ, Shruti S, Sen A, Agrawal D, Li HL, Moriates C, Johnson DH, Sadeghi N. Applying the “COST” (Culture, Oversight, Systems Change, and Training) Framework to De-adopt the Neutropenic Diet. Am J Med 2019 Jan;132(1):42-47.

Pokala N, Singh S, Hu G, Brown TJ, Pandey A, Das SR, Gupta A. Promoting High-Value Change by Addressing the Structure of Order Sets: Lessons from the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Am J Med Qual. 2019 May/June;34(3):312.


Scielzo SA, Stone L, Kazi S. Update in Rheumatology: Evidence Published in 2015. Ann Intern Med. 2016 May 3;164(9):W61-4

Mosher CA, Owen JL, Barker BR. Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Masquerading as Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis.  Am J Med. 2016 May;129(5)

Lange AV, Kazi S, Chen W, Barnes A. Fatal case of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in a patient with dermatomyositis and cytomegalovirus (CMV) viraemia. BMJ Case Reports 30 July 2018

Posters and Presentations

In addition, our residents have presented abstracts at several notable national and local meetings.

  • American College of Physicians – Annual and Texas Meeting (ACP)
  • American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (ASH)
  • Texas and American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (TxSCO and ASCO)
  • American Heart Association Meeting (AHA)
  • American College of Cardiology Meeting (ACC)
  • American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (AAN)
  • American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting (ASN)
  • American College of Gastroenterology Meeting (ACG)
  • Digestive Disease Week Annual Meetings (DDW)
  • International Lymphoma Symposium Chicago (ILS)
  • American Thoracic Society International Conference (ATS)
  • CHEST Annual Meeting
  • Annual and Texas Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
  • SLEEP Conference
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • American Society of Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular Innovations